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Professor Kohn’s textbook on elder law earns praise

Feb. 1, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine – Professor Nina Kohn’s textbook, Elder Law: Practice, Policy & Problems (Aspen 2014) was published in December and has been well received as an insightful addition to the teaching and practice of elder law.

Kohn, a visiting professor this year at Maine Law, is one of the nation’s leading experts in the field. Professor Katherine Pearson of Penn State Law reviewed Kohn’s textbook for the Elder Law Prof Blog.

“I've already done a scan of Nina’s new book, and it is fun to see her choice of cases, policy materials and (best of all), her incorporation of problems and exercises in each chapter,” Pearson wrote. “I particularly like her use of several sample documents, such as a health care proxy and an advance health care directive, to give opportunities for readers to compare and contrast language. The book also does not shy away from ethical and practical concerns connected to Medicaid planning.”

Professor Kohn’s research is focused primarily on civil rights issues facing senior citizens. This year she is scheduled to present her work at UCLA School of Law, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, Northeastern University School of Law, and Harvard Law School. Articles by Professor Kohn are forthcoming in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, and the Elder Law Journal.

A native Vermonter, Professor Kohn earned an A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton University and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard University. She has taught at Syracuse University College of Law since 2005, including courses on elder law, family law, torts, and an interdisciplinary gerontology course.

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Media contact: Trevor Maxwell, communications director at Maine Law
Office: 207-228-8037/ Cell: 207-286-4431/ email: trevor.maxwell@maine.edu

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